The late Dr. Meredith Evans, Cat Stevens and Loudon Wainwright III will be honoured at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, to be broadcast live from Cardiff tonight (April 22) .
Mered, who died in February at the age of 95, will be honoured with a Good Tradition Award which is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the folk music of the UK.
Cat Stevens (Yusuf) and Loudon Wainwright III will also receive Lifetime Achievement awards for their contributions to the industry.
Among the performers at the awards ceremony at the Wales Millenium Centre will be 9Bach, who have been nominated for the best album.
You can read more about the Folk Awards here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-32397847
There's an appreciation of Merêd's life and work here http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/meredydd-evans-writer-and-broadcaster-who-devoted-his-life-and-career-to-the-cultural-and-linguistic-health-of-his-beloved-wales-10187786.html
FREE FOLK PERFORMANCES on the Glanfa stage at the Wales Millennium Centre
14:45-15:15 Dan Bettridge
15:45-16:15 Kizzy Crawford
16:45-17:15 Aled Rheon
17:45-18:15 The Gentle Good (with string quartet)